Thoughts from the Edge

Loam, Compost, Life and Death – Thoughts from the Edge

Gardening, even urban gardening, is a big hit. Grow your own. Sometimes we use compost material, other  times we use loam. These elements pain the picture of life from death. Jesus notes in John 12 that unless a grain falls into the ground and dies it cannot give life. … Continue reading

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Radical Friendship and Formation – Thoughts from the Edge

Lillian Daniel, in the February 24 edition of The Christian Century magazine, suggested the need for deep friendships in Christian spiritual formation. Her thoughts led me to reflect on the same passage for this coming Second Sunday in the Season of Lent , Mark 8:31-38. We do not really … Continue reading

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Running with the Body – Thoughts from the Edge

Sometimes, in fact often, we think ahead of our body. That is, when it comes to following Jesus we make commitments we must follow through with our bodies. The implications of our faith require an embodied expression – an incarnation of the life of Jesus in our own living. … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Edge – The Depth of the Desolate

Words pregnant with implication in Scripure often are often flattened. Growing up I often heard Mark 1 referenced as a prescription for a “Quiet Time.” Some modern tranlsations aided this move by translating “desolate, wilderness, desert” with “quiet” or “solitary.” No doubt an interpretive move. But in a world … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Edge – (Not) Silent Night

We present a multi-media Christmas presentation Sunday morning, December 14. The development of this original presentation inspired the “Thoughts from the Edge” piece for this week. Enjoy.… Continue reading

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